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Letters Antibiotics for coughs and colds

Goodbye, virus

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 18 August 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1143
  1. Alistair J Howitt, general practitioner1
  1. 1Warders Medical Centre, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1LA
  1. ajhowitt{at}

    In 1996 Kai explored the difficulties for parents living in a disadvantaged community of coping with acute illness in their children. They found that doctors’ explanations of the illness and its treatment, which involved use …

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